Life after graduation… It can be a daunting thought. There’s a lot of planning that takes place throughout college, and it all leads up to the big question seniors hear day in and day out during their final semester:
“So, what’s next?”
For many ambitious and daring TU grads, it’s working abroad. Adjusting to post-graduate life is a transition that every TU student faces eventually, and some are taking it on by diving headfirst into another country, its culture, and the expectations of a foreign workplace.
Abbey Reynolds, Class of 2014, graduated and moved to London, England for an internship at a fashion public relations firm.
“Work was crazy, fast paced, and incredibly fun. I would gather clothing samples and send them to places like Vogue and beauty bloggers. I read magazines and newspapers on a daily basis looking for organic mentions and placements of our clients from editors in Elle, Vogue, and Marie Claire. I ran all over London picking up clothing samples and mailing products. I even made tea for the office! Which is actually totally different than the way Americans take it.”
Abbey embraced her London life, work load and all.
“The fashion world is mesmerizing. You have to start from the bottom and work your way up. It was a lot of work, but so worth it. In my spare time on the weekends and weekdays, I was all over London. I wanted to see everything and eat everything.”
Abbey offers her advice to TU students about planning for life after graduation.
“I applied for this opportunity totally on a whim through The Intern Group. When I look back, I’m so glad I took a chance, seized the opportunity, and ran with it! Go abroad. Get uncomfortable. Thrive.”
Abbey has since returned to Tulsa and is working in Advertising Sales at KJRH-2 Works for You TV.